Speakers at an event underscored the need for accelerating digital transformation in education to minimise the academic losses of the students and to orient the educators.
They made the call recently at a ‘Brainstorming Session on Accelerating Digital Transformation in Education Sector in Bangladesh’ organised by Aspire to Innovate (a2I) in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WFP).Speakers said the pandemic Covid-19 has created severe crisis across the globe. Every aspect of life is getting online. The country has set an example of virtual teaching-learning through Sangsad TV immediately after the pandemic begins. Several online schools have started operation to connect the students in a bid to minimise the academic losses due to the closure of the educational institutions amid the pandemic.
Teachers need to continue their students’ activities through continuous assessment for all-round development. The teachers also need to undergo continuous professional development joining different training programs in order to remain updated, they stated.
Speakers further said despite of all-out effort, it has also become a challenge to meet the required demands due to resource constraints. Still, a significant number of learners remained out of reach to the digital learning platforms.
They urged the regional and the global community’s support to accelerate Digital Transformation in education sector of the country.
Community Specialist, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum, SuchiKedia and Education Technology Expert, Lead, Education and Life Skills Team, Aspire to Innovate (a2i), Rafiqul Islam made the welcome presentation.
Policy Specialist (Educational Innovation) Lead, Future of Learning Team, Aspire to Innovate (a2i), Afzal Hossain Sarwar moderated the session.Government high officials, representatives of International agencies, policymakers and teachers joined the session.